Intaglio (burial mound)

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Intaglio (from Italian: intaglio [inˈtaʎʎo]) is a term from art applied to burial mounds that refers to a design cut into a hard surface. In this case, the burial mounds have designs cut into the ground, though intaglio broadly applies to burial mounds which are raised above the natural surface of the terrain.[1] There are much more rare forms where they are left as indents below the natural terrain.[2] These are typically in some effigy shape such as the Panther Intaglio Effigy Mound, which can be seen in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, where it is the last remaining intaglio mound in the state.[3][4]


  1. ^ Birmingham, Robert A.; Eisenberg, Leslie E. (2000). Indian Mounds of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-16874-2. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Paprock, John-Brian; Paprock, Teresa Peneguy (2001). Sacred Sites of Wisconsin. Big Earth Publishing. ISBN 9781931599016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Panther Intaglio (Riverside Group)". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  4. ^ University of Michigan (October 21, 1919). "The Kratz Creek Mound Group: A Study in Wisconsin Indian Mounds". Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee. 3 (1): 1–138. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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